Longshoreman from Portsmouth is Awarded $1.32 Million After Tractor Trailer Hit His Motorcycle
When a motorcyclist and a tractor trailer collide, the consequences can be serious if not deadly for the motorcyclist.
Amputations are not uncommon in motorcycle accidents of this kind. And, even in cases where the injuries are fractures, they can prove very serious and impact the victim’s ability to work and live a normal life.
In just such a case in Portsmouth, VA., a 54-year-old motorcyclist whose hand was crushed and who suffered a fibula fracture, has been awarded a $1.3 million settlement, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported.
The plaintiff was riding his motorcycle in Turnpike Lane in Portsmouth when a tractor trailer driver failed to yield, making an illegal U-turn.
His hand was crushed by the truck, resulting in a very complex fracture of his middle finger of his right hand which had to be fixed with a plate and screws.
The motorcyclist had been working as a longshoreman. The injury meant he was unable to return to his job. His injury attorneys were Michael Imprevento and Jeffrey A. Breit.
As an experienced Portsmouth truck accident lawyer, I see many cases in which injuries may not be life threatening but can dramatically change a way of life for the worse.
If you have been hurt in an accident involving a big rig contact our Portsmouth, VA trucking accident lawyers.
The Norfolk, VA based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley with client meeting locations in Virginia Beach and Hampton, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or see CooperHurley.com